The Superior Council of Magistracy (SCM) has had a tense day today. After the withdrawal of Teodor Carnat and protests, organized under the institution’s windows, the SCM has approved today, 10 October, the regulation on the publication of judgments. The SCM has opted for the version proposed by the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ), which stipulates that documents will be depersonalized only in exceptional cases.
Update. The regulation has been published on the website of the SCJ.
The regulation has been approved despite the protests of mass media and civil society, calling for the SCM not to approve the version of the Regulation, promoted by the Supreme Court of Justice, which provides for the secrecy of judgments.
The participants in the protest wore t-shirts with the inscription "Sentence xxx / secret justice = injustice."
The representative of the Center for Legal Resources, Vladislav Gribincea, said that the SCM voted for what journalists pleaded, i.e. that judgments should not be depersonalized except for exceptional cases (divorce, personal life). However, according to Gribincea, the approved regulation is set out in rather general terms and it is not clear when the judgments can or cannot be depersonalized.
It should be noted that since January this year, judgments on court portals can no longer be searched for by name / surname, although the legislation does not provide for such prohibitions.